Thursday, November 29, 2007

winter storage

This is wha my garden looks like over winter. What a sad sight compared to only a few weeks ago. Well, this is part of the game.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

winter apples

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Super Shots

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Click and drag and play. Have fun.

Friday, November 23, 2007

winter pictures - part 14

Huge cembra pine forest

and huge hornbeam forest.

Pots by Dieter Schunta.

fall pictures - part 22

Maidenhair oak.

winter pictures - part 13


Sunday, November 18, 2007

winter protection

Lots of folks ask em about winter pritection. They are deeply concerned about doing the right thing. Well this here is what I consider the right thing for species which are hardy. I place them under the benches or next to the house in the shade. That's it. But this only applies to species which can tolerate their roots to be frozen stiff.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

more winter

winter is here

This is very unusual for this time of the year. It is not cold, however, just around freezing temperature. This is quite fiene for trees and for me. Thanks God, Alex and I filled the greenhouse two days ago an put most of the trees on the ground.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

winter pictures - part 12

Wild plum, Prunus cerasifera, 50 cm, pot by Josef Mairhofer
famous trident
small trident, 28 cm, pot by Peter Krebs, started by Suthin.

fall pictures - part 21

Maidenhair oak, Quercus pubescens, 85 cm, pot Korean, collected in Italy
Chinese quince, Pseudocydonia sinensis, 85 cm, pot Korean, collected in Korea
famous maple. Now this really is the last picture. Now it is in the greenhouse already


winter pictures - part 11

linden tree, 90 cm, pot by Derek Aspinall, collected in Germany

1) as of November 2007
2) virtual with the crown as I plan it

European hornbeam, 40 cm, pot Chinese, trainings pot, stil to big, collected in Germany.
still in training.
Santa Claus a bit early this year.

European hornbeam, Carpinus betulsu, pot by Derek Aspinall, 5o cm high, collected in Germany.

1) as of November 2007
2) virtual with possible future crown.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Now how about this?

Thursday, November 8, 2007

this warms my heart

This photgraph was taken in light rain. You can see the wet trunk. But I don't know whether this was not my last chance this year. All it takes is a lot of rain and wind and the foliage is gone.

winter thoughts

Besides still making fall photos this is is the time of the year when there is not much to do in the garden. Now is the time to contemplate changes of some trees. This trident maple found it's way into my garden this past summer. I did not have too much time to study it without foliage. Now I have decided to make the crown quite larger, making the bonsai look like a real maple.

1) as of now
2) these are the dimensions of the future crown. The pot will be too small
3) with a bigger pot it looks fine. Decision made!

Monday, November 5, 2007

winter pictures - part 10

wild plum, Prunus cerasifera, also lots of flower buds
two wild cherries, Prunus mahaleb, they have lots of flower buds!
European euonymus
little Japanese maple
trident - this is the oen that started as very first tree on this blog. It's all his fault.